Paul Merson has despatched a stark warning to Erik ten Hag as he has urged the brand new Manchester United to “get rid” of 1 participant this summer time.
The star in query is Cristiano Ronaldo. The striker returned to the Crimson Devils final summer time as they signed him from Juventus.
The 2021/22 marketing campaign has been a torrid one for Man Utd. They at present sit sixth within the Premier League they usually have exited all three cup competitions.
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Ronaldo has been considered one of their solely vivid sparks. He has netted 24 targets from his 38 appearances throughout all competitions.
Ralf Rangnick is at present their interim boss however he’s going to get replaced this summer time by Ten Hag.
There may be anticipated to be an enormous overhaul at Man Utd this summer time. Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic are among the many gamers as a consequence of depart.
Merson has inspired Ten Hag to additionally “get rid” of Ronaldo. He feels that the 37-year-old has made the gamers round him worse this season:
“Erik ten Hag should chunk the bullet and do away with Cristiano Ronaldo or he’ll waste his first 12 months at Manchester United,” Merson wrote for The Each day Star.
“When you’re bringing in a supervisor who’s going to be there for the subsequent three or 4 years you possibly can’t waste one on a striker who isn’t. Ronaldo has had an excellent season. However everybody else on the membership has been atrocious. Why do you suppose that’s?
“Some gamers convey out the perfect in these round them. Some gamers make them worse. That’s what Ronaldo has completed. Look what Karim Benzema is doing for Actual Madrid. He’s scored 43 targets this season. I don’t bear in mind him doing that when Ronaldo was there.
“Take a look at the gamers Ronaldo is taking part in with now at United. He hasn’t introduced the perfect out of any of them. He might rating a hat-trick towards Brighton and it wouldn’t make any distinction. United aren’t profitable the League with him within the staff. So they need to transfer on. And when he leaves, I’m intrigued to see what his teammates say. Each different participant on the membership has failed miserably this season.”